Friday, April 20, 2012

Growing baby #3

I still feel great.  I'm feeling kinda large but in a good way.  No swelling yet, still sleeping well, still hauling around my 2 almost 2 year olds!  They both will come up to my belly unprompted and pat, hug or kiss it and say "baby".  Vivian is obsessed with babies right so I'm hoping that continues when we bring this baby home in a few months.  She was peeking in every stroller at the Children's Museum today looking for babies.  We ran into friends who have a one month old and she was begging to hold her.  She's content for now to drag around her baby dolls and change their diapers 10 x per day!  She's also such a big helper.  She insists on handing me each and every item out of the dishwasher when it's time to put the dishes away.  She also insists on handing me and shaking out (just like I do) each piece of laundry from the dryer as it's ready to be folded.  She enjoys tending to Oliver's needs and would love to help change his diaper, however Oliver isn't always such a fan of Vivian's help.  She's eager to bring Oliver his lovie and paci before bed.  They each ask for the other when they wake up from nap or in the morning.  Oliver latest obsession is the alphabet.  He can identify every letter and does so all day.  If we are out running errands he points to letters all around him shouting their "names".  Recently they've both become good helpers at cleaning up their toys before bed, let's hope this sticks!  They are both so smart and compassionate (maybe I'm bias?) :)

Things I get asked or told often include: "Just one this time?" "Are you sure it's just one?" People look at Oliver and Vivian and then say "Oh, how old are they?" referring to O &V "Oh, they're twins?" Yep, Mr. O just outweighs his sister by 6 or 7 pounds!  "Oh you're going to be a busy mommy!" to which I reply, "What better do I have to do beside be a mommy and love my babies!"

1 comment:

Joyce said...

I love seeing how they've grown and changed recently--so smart, so fun! They are great together and yet each has a distinct set of likes and skills! Might be a tiny bit biased about all my grandchildren myself!!